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Walcott - We'll bounce back strongly

15/16: Dinamo Zagreb 2-1 Arsenal - Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott spoke to the media following Arsenal's 2-1 defeat tp Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday night. This is what he said:

on the result…It’s always difficult when you’re playing with 10 men. We’ve had experience of playing against 10 men we actually found it quite difficult. To be honest you wouldn’t have thought that we had 10 men. We played extremely well in the second half, we had a lot of the ball and we had to go for it, to be bold and wise. It was just too late. We need to move on now. We’ve got a big, important game at the weekend but everyone will be very disappointed.

on four goals in three games…As a forward you just want to score goals and create chances. As long as I can do that, that’s the main thing. It’s all about the team winning. If you score a load of goals and the team doesn’t win, it doesn’t mean anything at all. I’m a team player, I want this team to do well and I believe that this team can do well. I’m sure we’ll bounce back strongly.

on how difficult it makes the group now…We can’t blow one result and say it’s the end of the season. We’ve still got a long Champions League run. We’ve had setbacks before and we’ve managed to bounce back from them. We’ve been in this tournament for 18 years now so we’ve had a lot of experience and we know how to deal with setbacks. We should be able to come back stronger. The manager will make sure that it’s put to bed in the changing room and that it will stay there. The journey home won’t be nice but we need to reflect on this game and move on quickly.

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